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Taiwan reports record-high 94,808 local COVID cases, 126 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 94,808 local COVID cases on Friday (May 27) and 126 deaths, both record single-day highs. CECC head Chen Shih-chung...

Taiwan raids 10 Chinese firms poaching chip engineers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ten Chinese companies suspected of illegally poaching chip engineers were raided this week in an effort to protect Taiwan's vital semiconductor industry. The Minist...

Taiwan reports 81,852 local COVID cases, record 104 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 81,852 local COVID cases on Thursday (May 26) and a single-day record of 104 deaths. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中...

KMT names great-grandson of Chiang Kai-shek to run for Taipei mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (May 18) named Legislator Chiang Wan-an (蔣萬安), a great-grandson of the late dictator Chiang Kai-shek, to run for mayor of Taipei City in ...

Taiwan reports 89,352 local COVID cases, record 76 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 89,352 local COVID cases on Wednesday (May 25) and a single-day record of 76 deaths. Chou Ji-haw (周志浩), head of the...

Heavy rain alert issued for 15 Taiwan counties, cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a stationary plum rain front loiters over the country, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) issued a heavy rain advisory for 15 counties and cities today (May 25), and rain...

Taiwan reports 82,363 local COVID cases, 42 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 82,363 local COVID cases on Tuesday (May 24), a 24% increase from the previous day. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中)...

Taiwan's 7-Eleven moves into coworking office space business

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 7-Eleven is moving into the coworking space scene by opening mini-offices on the second floor of a Taoyuan store at the high-speed railway station, CNA reported Monday (Ma...

Taiwan reports 66,247 local COVID cases, 40 deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 66,247 local COVID cases on Monday (May 23), a 16% decrease from the previous day. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) ...

Taiwan politics: I'm not a rapist or murderer, I'm an adulterer and stabbed a classmate

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — It’s not every day that a major local politician holds a press conference to announce he’s an adulterer and once stabbed his classmate. But this is Miaoli, w...

Taiwan reports 84,587 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced 84,587 local COVID-19 infections Saturday (May 21), plus 52 imported cases and 59 deaths, taking the total COVID death tally to 1,363, according to the Ce...

KMT's Taoyuan pick shocks, provokes intense backlash across Taiwan

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In a stunning move, the Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (May 18) named former vice-presidential candidate and ex-Premier Simon Chang (張善政) as its candidate for mayor of Ta...

Taiwan reports 85,720 local COVID cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 85,720 local COVID cases on Friday (May 20). CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) also confirmed 41 imported cases, brin...

Taiwan reports 90,331 local COVID cases, surpasses 1 million infections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 90,331 local COVID cases on Thursday (May 19) and a new single-day record of 59 deaths. CECC head Chen Shih-chung (...

Taiwan’s KMT names ex-Premier Simon Chang to run for Taoyuan mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) on Wednesday (May 18) named former vice-presidential candidate and ex-Premier Simon Chang (張善政) as its candidate for mayor of Taoyuan City. The Dem...